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Astroman

Drosophyllum lusitanicum & Pinguicula lusitanica from Portugal

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Astroman    0

Dear All,

I am a hungarian CP grower and I had the opportunity to visit some CP sites in Portugal and see them in their natural habitat :-)

As my first post, let me show you two wonderful plants from Portugal. The pictures were taken in this summer.

Enjoy! :-D

Drosophyllum lusitanicum:

Soil: Grainy, contains mostly quartz sand and flints

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Plant:

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Pinguicula lusitanica:

Soil: Grainy granitic

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The plant:

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I always love seeing the natural settings of where plants grow, to understand how to better aid in cultivation...Very Nice pictures !! :thanks:

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Astroman    0

Yep, you are totally right! But Drosophyllum can be a tricky one for the first some weeks, and also requires a different media than other CPs.

By the way I found 3 pictures, taken in april-june-august from the same plant. Note the different outlook of the plant, how dries out entirely in the hot portuguese summer. But in next outumn/spring it comes back when experiencing rain.

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Also from Portugal: Drosera intermedia

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Astroman    0

Greg,

Thanks for your comment!

No, they are not from the same region, but sometimes Drosera intermedia and Pinguicula lusitanica occurs together. It was told that the Drosera site also has Pinguiculas but I could not catch them in sight.

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Daniel O.    62

Great pictures.

Very interesting to see how Drosophyllum lusitanicum is looking like during the different seasons.

The cluster of P. lusitanica is also very nice.

Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Dani

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing your experiences. It's just magnificent to walk through CP locations like that.

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jimscott    42
Exceptional habitat photos! Thanks for sharing them. Were the three species growing in the same region?

Greg

What he said!

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